Alumni Donate Digital Camera, Computer, Others to MAPOLY0
In order to contribute to the education sector, old students of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State, have donated one digital camera, two desktop computers and one split air conditioner to the school.
The ex-students were members of the Association of Mass Communication, who graduated from the school in 1992.
The President, Mr. Adekunle Adams, who led the delegation, said their action was informed by the need to give back to the citadel of learning that made them.
Adams, who lamented the woes being witnessed in the sector at present, urged stakeholders to come to the rescue.
He maintained that there was need for the polytechnic to regain its position as the pacesetter in the country, citing various achievements being recorded by former students. He said:
The president observed that most Nigerian tertiary institutions were lagging behind in terms of the best global practices.
It is the duty of alumni to contribute to the growth and development of any institution. We were challenged by the global best practices and we deemed it fit to give back to the school
The Rector of the school, Mr. Tokunbo Fowode, assured that the equipment would be judiciously harnessed to enhance academic excellence.
Speaking through the Deputy Rector, Mr. Lekan Famuyiwa, the rector reiterated the commitment of the polytechnic to upholding academic standard, describing the Mass Communication Department as the flagship of the school.
Fowode disclosed that the school had collaborated with other institutions to assist graduates of the polytechnic to possess additional qualifications.
He said that the school currently operates the most-equipped ICT centre in the state, adding that various entrepreneurial programmes had been established to make the students self-dependent.
The rector solicited for more assistance from the alumni, saying such efforts could not be over-emphasised in the development of education.
He said, “I can assure you that the department is still the best and will remain the best in the country. In Ogun State today, we have the most-equipped ICT centre that is approved by the government.
“What you have donated today will enhance learning in this school and we want to promise you that they will be used judiciously.”
He also revealed that the management of the school was working towards getting license to operate a radio station to boost the practical skills of students.
A senior lecturer in the department, Mr. Babs Bello, was also presented with a gift by the visiting ex-students.
Source: Punch Newspaper